Children can GROW OUT of autism, claim scientists

Children can GROW OUT of autism: Controversial research suggests not all youngsters have the same fate Autistic children who recovered appeared to have milder social difficulties but more repetitive behavioursBy studying children who appear to grow out of the disorder experts hope to create better therapies By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 16 January 2013 Autism is a condition some children manage to grow out of, a study has shown.

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists.

Autism: A pet "helps children with autism to develop their social skills"

Having a pet 'helps autistic children to develop their social skills' Bringing an animal into the home could strengthen family bonds, say researchers | UPDATED: 11:59 GMT, 2 August 2012 Children with autism can improve their social skills if they have a pet to play with after they turn five.

The heartstopping moment neighbour CATCHES seven-year-old girl as she plummeted from THREE STORY window

Caught on camera: Heart-stopping moment neighbour saved life of seven-year-old girl as she plummeted from THIRD-STOREY window. A seven-year-old Brooklyn girl is safe thanks to a fast-acting neighbor who came to her rescue.

Autism "could be triggered by very low doses of anti-depressants and chemicals found in water supply"

Autism 'could be triggered by very low doses of anti-depressants or other chemicals found in water supply'Just traces of drugs appear to bring on disorderScientists test fish swimming in water contaminated with low levels of medicationDisorder appears to be combination of environmental and genetic factors | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 7 June 2012 Autism in genetically vulnerable people could be triggered by very low levels of chemicals found in the water supply, researchers have discovered.

Antioxidant supplement "reduces irritability and repetitive behaviour in autistic children"

Antioxidant supplement 'reduces irritability and repetitive behaviour in autistic children' Scientists believe N-Acetylcysteine, or NAC, could be an effective therapy for autistic children | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 30 May 2012 An antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for autism, according to scientists.

Is autism in children down to mutation in sperm and eggs from older fathers?

Is autism in children down to mutation in sperm that's more common in older fathers | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 5 April 2012 Autism: Children with the behavioural disorder find it more difficult to communicate with others (posed by model) Many cases of autism are caused by faulty sperm and eggs, with older men more likely to father a child with the condition, researchers believe.

Autism: Parents urged to be persistent as U.S study reveals one in 88 children has developmental disorder

Parents who fear child may have autism urged to be pushy as early treatment 'crucial' Children who are identified early and get help have the best chance for reaching their potential, say experts | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 30 March 2012 At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn't respond to her name and shunned other children in her day care group.

Babies born with EITHER parent over the age of 30 are more likely to suffer from autism

Babies born with EITHER parent over the age of 30 are more likely to suffer from autism Children are more likely to have autism if either of their parents is older than 35 at the time of conception, according to a major study.